Luminaria, San Antonio’s Contemporary Arts Festival, takes place on February 19 & 24, 2016, featuring original works by dancers, actors, poets, filmmakers, musicians, muralists, composers, and visual artists. The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is co-hosting the festival with the San Antonio Museum of Art, both located in the River North district downtown. Inspired by night-time arts festivals like Nuit Blanche in Paris and Noche Blanca in Madrid, Luminaria began in 2008 as a night of artworks in empty storefronts and pop-up exhibition spaces, transforming urban spaces with dance, interactive installations, murals, and projections.

Itself a transformed cultural landmark on the city’s historic River Walk, the Tobin Center’s plaza and studio theater provide the perfect indoor/outdoor gathering space for these works, including an installation piece by local architect Marmon Mok, who collaborated with LMN on the building design. The piece, entitled Kaleidoscope, is an interactive installation that uses projections to transport an image of the viewer through a glass prism and into an alternate space, converting it into an ever-transforming pattern.

LMN shares the excitement of everyone involved in this event as a terrific creative incubator opportunity for the city, and looks forward to posting photos in the coming weeks.

Photo credit: Luminaria